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by Ol Yeller
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What is the best way to test your boats ability to run dry?
Replies: 34
Views: 2300

There is not an airboat made that won't get stuck.....period. It's just a matter of running your boat and learning it's limitations. But if you do get stuck, or your engine or prop craps out, don't hesitate to ask for help. Because any excuse to head to the marsh at any time is alright with most of ...
by Ol Yeller
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: Sensenich Q Series Prop
Replies: 22
Views: 6281

As far a airboat sound goes, right now it's all about mufflers. I put a couple of mufflers on my 350 car boat and it really quieted the engine down without taking away any RPMs at WOT. My prop sound is still loud when up on a plane and I still use ear protection. But my boat is still a lot quieter. ...
by Ol Yeller
Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Added mufflers and now my boat backfires.
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

After adding mufflers I had a problem with backfiring when I turned the engine off. I finally fixed my problem by adding a fast idle solenoid to my engine. So after I let my engine idle for about 15 or 20 seconds and power off, no more backfires and my engine doesn't run on like it used to. I got th...
by Ol Yeller
Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cadillac 500 temperature problem
Replies: 30
Views: 2772

Yeah Ken, As far as the belt drive alignment, if you loosen the allen screw that clamps the lower pully shaft to its bearing where it protrudes from the lower part of the bell housing and then remove the 4 3/8" bolt connecting the bearing to the bell housing, the bearing should slide easly over the ...
by Ol Yeller
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cadillac 500 temperature problem
Replies: 30
Views: 2772

Hi Ken, This is very important. I had a simular problem. It could be that your belt drive is installed improperly. To make a short story long, where the belt drive attaches to your flex plate / crank shaft, you could be causing your crank to push real hard on your engines thrush bearing. You have to...
by Ol Yeller
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Added mufflers and now my boat backfires.
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Thanks for all the good tips. It's great to know I'm on the right track with the solenoid. I have noticed my backfires are much less intense if I idle for while before cutting the engine. Because of my cam, I have to idle at about 1000 rpm in order to keep my engine running. Also, because my cam has...
by Ol Yeller
Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Added mufflers and now my boat backfires.
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Added mufflers and now my boat backfires.

I did the right thing and added mufflers to my 350 hopped up chevy airboat. Really quieted my boat down. But on hot days with a warm engine when I turn my engine off I get one backfire from each exhaust. I never had this problem before I got mufflers. This happens after my engine, like most car boat...

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